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On February 28th, 2008, Jelani Deleston, the four-year-old daughter of New Orleans, LA rapper Juvenile (pictured above), was murdered, along with her mother, 39-year-old Joy Deleston and sister, 11-year-old Micaiah Alique in their Lawrenceville, GA home. The three victims were gunned down by Joy Deleston’s son, 17-year-old Anthony Tyrone Terrell; a motive for the killings still has not been determined. Juvenile’s manager, Aubrey Francis, released a statement to the media on the rapper’s behalf saying, “It really shocked him and devastated him to the point where I’ve never seen him before.” According to reports, Juvenile did not attend funeral services in James Island, SC, because he did not want to distract attention away from the ceremony with additional media attention. He was photographed performing later that night in Augusta, GA. In a letter from prison, the uncle of Juvenile’s daughter speaks out on the rapper’s relationship with his daughter, or lack thereof, and accuses the rapper of using his daughter’s death to gain sympathy from the public.

(above): Dwayne Deleston

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